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  • Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Florence 50125, Italy
  • Hours: Open daily 12:15pm - 7pm, Sun: 8:30am - 2pm. Closed Jan 1, Easter, Sept 8 and Dec 25
  • Admission: € 4

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Baptistery (Battistero)

The Baptistery of St. John (Battistero di San Giovanni), one of the oldest buildings in Florence, is thought to stand on the site of an ancient Roman temple. The octagonal building stands within both the Piazza del Duomo and the Piazza di San Giovanni, across from the Florence Cathedral. It is said to have been built during the 5th century, and the striking Romanesque cladding of white and green marble was added in the early 12th century. 

Inside, the Baptistery features gold mosaics, marble columns and tombs. Look up to catch the best views of the gilded mosaics covering the cupola. 

Although, the Baptistery's most famous attraction is its trio of gilded bronze doors, decorated with panels. This amazing piece of art was dubbed the "Gates of Paradise" by Michelangelo. Examine the panels up close to admire their incredible details.

Practical Info

The Baptistery is next to the Duomo off Piazza del Duomo. It's a short walk from the train station in the north of central Florence.

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Small-Group Florence Duomo Baptistery and Grande Museo del Duomo Tour, Italy, null
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Small-Group Florence Duomo Baptistery and Grande Museo del Duomo Tour

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Small group tour for an exhaustive visit to the most important religious center of Tuscany, Florence's Duomo Complex with Baptistery, Cathedral and Cathedral's ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.42
Florence Baptistery and Duomo Museum Tour, Florence, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Florence Baptistery and Duomo Museum Tour

Explore the breath-taking Duomo Complex, including entry to the Baptistery and the all-new Duomo Museum. In a small group led by Florence’s top guides, visit ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Florence Baptistery and Duomo Tour with Wine and Cheese, Florence, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Florence Baptistery and Duomo Tour with Wine and Cheese

The Baptistery of St John, or Florence Baptistery, is the oldest monument inside the large cathedral complex of Florence Duomo. Explore its history-steeped ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Florence Duomo Complex Tour Including Restoration Workshop, Florence, Cultural Tours
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Florence Duomo Complex Tour Including Restoration Workshop

Join a suggestive walking tour of the ancient Cathedral Workshop, the Baptistery and the Cathedral itself. Discover the place where the greatest artists of the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Private Opera del Duomo Museum Guided Visit, Florence, Cultural Tours
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Private Opera del Duomo Museum Guided Visit

Follow your private guide in the restored "Opera del Duomo" Museum, a unique and spectacular setting where to admire the world's most important ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $244.52
Dome and Cathedral Skip the Line Tour, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Dome and Cathedral Skip the Line Tour

Enjoy our exclusive 1.5-hour dome skip-the-line tour and have a breathtaking view of the city. Climb up to the top of the famous Cupola along with the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 78 minutes (approx.)

From USD $38.85
Duomo Monumental Tour, Florence, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Duomo Monumental Tour

Among all the masterpieces of art that are famous in city of Florence, the complex of the Florence Cathedral is a must-see for everyone. The three buildings ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Baptistery Secret Passages and Opera del Duomo Museum Tour, Florence, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Baptistery Secret Passages and Opera del Duomo Museum Tour

Leading by an expert tour guide you will have the chance to climb Giotto's Bell Tower, visit the Opera del Duomo Museum, the Baptistery and its exclusive ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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The Gate of Paradise: Duomo Complex Museum Tour, Florence, Skip-the-Line Tours
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The Gate of Paradise: Duomo Complex Museum Tour

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Discover the grandest monumental complex of Florence, where masters like Giotto, Brunelleschi and Michelangelo competed over the centuries to create the ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.84
Inferno 3-Hour Private Tour, Florence, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Inferno 3-Hour Private Tour

A private tour in Florence to discover the places and the mysteries mentioned in the novel by Dan Brown. Nine circles, seven sins, a terrifying secret. Revive ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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